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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Phil Buchanan
You could use Softether VPN manager or Viscosity....

You could use Softether VPN manager or Viscosity. Jump Boxes would be much more secure as VPN is not the best solution for security.

Industrial VPN solutions like Tosibox, E.W.O.N, Secomea, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 36,754
Posted By Phil Buchanan
That's what I do most of the time.

That's what I do most of the time.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 7th, 2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I have more than my share of FT Historian...

I have more than my share of FT Historian implementations under my belt so ask away. It's OSI Pi under the hood and works well in a Rockwell ecosystem but does not play all that well outside the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 7th, 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Also if you have a switch in your panel with DHCP...

Also if you have a switch in your panel with DHCP persistence per port your electrician doesn't even have to mess with the IP address the switch will set it for them.

Also, the firmware issues are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 6th, 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Phil Buchanan
We have the old Greenlee hydraulic as well as the...

We have the old Greenlee hydraulic as well as the manual standard Greenlee and the flex head Greenlee, and we have 3 Milwaukee sets, and these days all that gets used is the Milwaukee sets and the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By Phil Buchanan
If this were a Rockwell Logix PLC at the site you...

If this were a Rockwell Logix PLC at the site you could get a historian module that has a built-in store and forward and it would update the historian when connectivity is installed but it has to be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,687
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Go with Zero Tier and make life simple...

Go with Zero Tier and make life simple https://www.zerotier.com/

I think Ken Roach either has or was planning on setting it up with Rasberry Pi so it may be worth sending him a PM and ask his...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,443
Posted By Phil Buchanan
For 1 or 2 licenses Retail will be ok but not...

For 1 or 2 licenses Retail will be ok but not OEM. Don't use OEM for VMs.

When you say putting everything on one VM if you are speaking of different software brands like AB, Siemens, and GE then...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 5th, 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,443
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I run a lot of different VMs and a lot of...

I run a lot of different VMs and a lot of simultaneously and across a lot of different hardware.

Get the best resources available

Fastest processor (I9 series or Dual Zeon) with as many cores...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Ft Action Manager

This FT Action manager is nice for dealing with system times and will eliminate a lot of headaches. We needed this a long time ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe5bq5r7VFc
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Phil Buchanan
This application would likely be better suited...

This application would likely be better suited for FT View SE than ME.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By Phil Buchanan
This is no accident. They consider this a...

This is no accident. They consider this a security feature not to respond to pings like any typical firewall or other such devices would behave out of the box.

It can be enabled but the user must...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Have you tried to connect to it directly with...

Have you tried to connect to it directly with CCW? May be worth a shot.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Phil Buchanan
As others said E300 overload relays give a lot of...

As others said E300 overload relays give a lot of diagnostics and I have used them in many projects but it's the wrong solution for what you are trying to do. It will handle the phase and voltage...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,627
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I use a M1 MacBook also. Can't wait for the new...

I use a M1 MacBook also. Can't wait for the new M2 fanless MacBook Air coming out next month 24 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,031
Posted By Phil Buchanan
We nomally make our first routine “Input Buffer”...

We nomally make our first routine “Input Buffer” and our last routine “Output Buffer”
Just to make it clear for the customer what is going on when they access the program for machine maintenance...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 4th, 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Typically in most cases any 3rd party specialized...

Typically in most cases any 3rd party specialized modules that are not I/O Digital or Analog) must reside in the same chassis as the controller. This applied to PLC 5, SLC, ETC.

At a previous...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 4th, 2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Phil Buchanan
And to revert back to a previous snapshot if a...

And to revert back to a previous snapshot if a version upgrade or install goes bad. Make use of the auto-protect snapshots at least on a daily basis as they will save your bacon at some point.

I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 3rd, 2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,940
Posted By Phil Buchanan
Exactly if Rockwell would bring the best of 500...

Exactly if Rockwell would bring the best of 500 into Logix (including the stability that would require recoding on another platform) then we would really have something that kicks behinds and takes...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 3rd, 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,940
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I doubt they will be building any functionality...

I doubt they will be building any functionality into RS Logix 500 since they are sunsetting most controllers used with 500 AFAIK the Micrologix 1400 is the only thing still in support and is only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,192
Posted By Phil Buchanan
My favorite is No Machine...

My favorite is No Machine https://www.nomachine.com/

It's open-source and supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, Rasberry Pi, ARM,

It blows pretty much everything else out of the water in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By Phil Buchanan
For travel firewalls, I use these. Firewalla...

For travel firewalls, I use these.

Firewalla Purple / Firewall and Wireless

https://firewalla.com/products/firewalla-purple

Ubiquiti Dream Machine / Firewall and Wireless
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I used to use Hamachi A lot and it uses server...

I used to use Hamachi A lot and it uses server assisted NAT traversal and zerotier uses UDP hole punching both are better and much more secure than open firewall ports and port forwarding.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Phil Buchanan
I hope I am understanding what you need...

I hope I am understanding what you need correctly. There is only one set of module properties/configuration and it resides on the module. It can be modified programmatically by a module configuration...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,192
Posted By Phil Buchanan
RDP can be finicky so I recommend Ultra VNC or...

RDP can be finicky so I recommend Ultra VNC or Real VNC.
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